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24/07/19

The final Principal's blog of the year is available to read on our website! https://t.co/heKsU21B6L

19/07/19

Well done 7 Butler for winning the house cup with 402 points! Thank you to all of our students and families for your support throughout our first year. We look forward to welcoming our new cohort in September. Have a wonderful and relaxing break! https://t.co/ajzDtnbWVH

18/07/19

Students are enjoying the last afternoon tea of the year with Mrs Larizadeh. Well done for getting 30 reward stickers! 🍰 https://t.co/mQ8LIMfMLv

18/07/19

29 of our top students are enjoying an afternoon out at Jurassic Encounter Adventure Golf for all their hard work and effort this year! https://t.co/0QDYgnDYyb

11/07/19

Well done to Natalie and Dominique for winning bronze medals in shot putt and long jump! https://t.co/VRkR2bMRoW

11/07/19

Students are enjoying their first Federation Sports Day! Let’s win some medals🏅 https://t.co/uUzEwnNiPy

10/07/19

Thank you to everyone who attended HAWI’s first ever Honours Evening. We hope you enjoyed it as much as the staff did! https://t.co/fEdsgB3vAR

10/07/19

Our year 7 netball team picking up the very first HAWI team award at our inaugural Honours evening. We can’t wait to see the plaque engraved. Well done, Girls! 🏆 https://t.co/HRivfDO6KI

10/07/19

Congratulations to all our award winners - tonight’s inaugural Honours Evening was such a special event. What a fantastic first year it has been. https://t.co/cQtavIWX2N

10/07/19

Students are enjoying future aspirations day today. We have welcomed a variety of professionals to discuss their career with the students. https://t.co/bZSBZUdWgC

08/07/19

Today our Y7 cricket team played against at the Merton Borough Cricket competition. Well done to all who took part! 🏏 https://t.co/DelAVEtN6M

06/07/19

Thank you to the WPA for organising today’s BBQ for our new and existing pupils and families. We hope you all had an enjoyable afternoon. https://t.co/7V7a6AeBh4

05/07/19

Retweetd From Richard Maurice

It has begun! The first ever geography KS3 quiz! 52 students, 13 schools - Who will win?! https://t.co/MDVxJ3gUdR

05/07/19

Well done everyone - keep going!😀 https://t.co/RYvkzMMeb7

05/07/19

Retweetd From Harris Fed Languages

Congratulations to all finalists and winners of our 4th annual Spelling Bee! 68 students, 15 schools, French, Spanish & Mandarin = our biggest to date. Thanks to hosts & passionate teachers for supporting & entering students. https://t.co/nMfs0XX3ex

05/07/19

On route to win the Geography quiz! 🌍 https://t.co/z7aauXNY8p

03/07/19

Today we welcomed our new students who will be joining us in September. Here are a few photos of students with their memory boxes 📦. https://t.co/T34UinsrpP

27/06/19

The hockey team are having a great day out at the London youth games year 7 hockey competition. Best of luck boys! https://t.co/WtGhLSbtqz

26/06/19

Traffic is being kind...ETA back at school between 1:00pm and 1:15pm - PGL 2019 trip. https://t.co/UUoCux8Tal

26/06/19

One final group photograph📸 We are about to get onto the coaches and head home. ETA is currently 1:15pm! https://t.co/hWBuQ9demb

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Posted on March 10th 2018

Director of English Appointed

We are delighted to announce that Sarah Pocock has been appointed as Director of English.  Miss Pocock is currently Head of English at an outstanding school in South East London.  As well as leading English, Miss Pocock will lead the Humanities curriculum, literacy and our programme for More Able students.

 

"I am utterly overjoyed to have been appointed as Director of English at Harris Academy Wimbledon and cannot wait to welcome our first cohort of Year 7 students in September. I became a teacher because I thought I could make a difference in young people’s lives and I still believe this six years later. I truly believe that education is transformative and so I am thrilled that I have the opportunity to support and guide our students on their exciting journey to becoming driven, successful and engaged members of society.

 

I love teaching English because it’s special – it gives students a voice. It allows me to show students that their words and the words of others are the most powerful tool they possess and one that can change the world. That’s why I am happy teaching my students anything from Emma Watson’s ‘He for She’ speech to Shakespeare or Harper Lee as I want to give them access to the best possible literature available. English is about truly understanding humanity and the many varied and wonderful perspectives within the world. For me it is the most fascinating subject – every time we study a text I thought I knew inside out and back to front a student will always find an original and different interpretation of the text that both challenges my own perception and inspires me to look at the text in a new way.

 

I hope our new Year 7s will fall in love with English just as I did when my Year 7 English teacher handed me a copy of ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’."